Playing at the SCBWI-WI Fall Retreat

Author Silvia Acevedo presents at the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators in Wisconsin

We at Three Points Publishing highly suggest that creative people attend conferences, workshops, and events to connect with like-minded spirits and feed their creative journeys. If you find yourself falling into a rut or saying, meh, your work is good enough or, worse, you allow corrosive thoughts could creep in and poison the creative well, we suggest you connect with other creative types to rekindle your creative spark.

Three Points Publishing Author Silvia Acevedo presented at Wisconsin’s Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators‘ Fall Retreat, a conference with a theme this year to “experiment and play,” to battle stifling routine. Acevedo gave three presentations: how to turn your story off kilter  through an unreliable narrator; how to bring back the thrill of creating; and using art as inspiration.

Acevedo worked attendees through writing prompts…

Writing, writing, writing

Writing, writing, writing

… and led an open, dynamic talk on banishing the blahs. Co-presenter Melissa Gorzelanczek also inspired everyone during her talks and came up with the idea of Journey Stones. Acevedo designed one hundred of them.

YES to your journey. YES to challenges. YES to bravery. The attendees loved them.

Journey Stones

Journey Stones

Acevedo’s final presentation with author Valerie Biel highlighted ways that art inspires art, incorporating literature, visual arts, music, theater, and dance. Acevedo was in her element referencing mythology to her God Awful Series of Books. Here are photos she shared: hanging out with Cupid at the Milwaukee Art Museum and  imitating Bacchus, the god of theatre and wine, at the Louvre.

Silvia with Cupid and Bacchus

Silvia with Cupid and Bacchus

Acevedo also made a memento: crocheted bookworms to crawl their way into someone’s heart.

Silvia’s Bookworm Bookmarks

Silvia’s Bookworm Bookmarks

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